Red Feathers is a very interesting, architectural plant. It has straight, russet-red flower spikes from May to frost maturing to lighter shades of pink and purple. Foliage is dark green. Remove spent flower spikes to promote rebloom. Drought tolerant once established, surviving on almost total neglect. Attractive to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. A short-lived perennial so leave some flower spikes intact at the end of the season for re-seeding purposes. A native to the Caucasus Mountains in northern Iran.
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade (prefers full sun)
Soil type: all (tolerates poor soils and likes sandy rocky soil)
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: dry to medium or moist (drought tolerant once established)
Care level: easy (remove spent spikes to promote rebloom)
Flower color: red
Bloom time: late spring to late fall. (heavies blooming early in the year)
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: Accent or specimen, alpine and rock, massed, waterside, Border, cut flower,, long blooming, drought tolerant, attracts bees and butterflies, deer resistant.
Flower head size: large
Height:25-35 cm (10-14 inches) Width: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: Short lived so allow to reseed.
Echium Amoenum ‘Red Feathers’, Red Feathers, Zone 3-9
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